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Coronavirus: information for councils
Cllr James Jamieson: investment in local services vital to our national recovery
Councils respond to COVID-19 Winter Plan
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
National Adult Social Care Strategic Partners
Priorities for the Spending Review
LGA responds to Children’s Commissioner for England’s report on the future of children’s social care
“Children’s services were already under strain prior to the pandemic, but those pressures have been exacerbated by COVID-19."
Spending Review investment in local services vital to our national economic and social recovery
Now is not the time for the services our communities will turn to for help to have to be drastically scaled back or lost altogether.
“Councils have been calling for urgent certainty and clarity about what to expect after the national lockdown ends and it is good that the Government has listened and provided this much-needed announcement."
Libraries advocacy webinar: public health, 23 November 2020
Download the presentation from this webinar.
LGA responds to reports of public sector pay freeze
“It is critical that that the Government uses the Spending Review to provide significant investment so councils can continue to support their employees as much as possible and recruit and retain the staff needed to provide the local services that are delivered every day by our hard-working staff, alongside care workers and NHS colleagues.”
Suggested steps for increased localisation of testing and tracing, 20 November 2020
The information contained in this briefing draws on a wide range of feedback from councils.
NJC for brigade managers - pay award 2020
Employers’ Secretary, Naomi Cooke 18 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HZ Telephone 020 7664 3000 e-mail: email@example.com Staff Side Secretary
LGA responds to latest weekly test and trace figures
“It remains extremely worrying that with infection rates and deaths from coronavirus continuing to increase during this lockdown, the test and trace system is still only picking up six out of every ten contacts of people who tested positive."
LGA responds to £10 million of additional government funding for councils to help with EU Transition at ports
“This new funding is a positive step forward to help councils prepare their local ports for the end of the EU Transition Period."
The Right to Build: Obligations and opportunities in custom or self-build housing webinar -18 November 2020
Presentations for this event can be found here.
New social work health check 2020
This year's survey takes only 15 minutes to complete and will provide each organisation with a report which will include key findings and drivers. It's been designed to be simpler for principal social workers to implement in their localities and also includes COVID specific questions to assess the wellbeing of your social workers.
LGA responds to 10-point plan for a “green industrial revolution”
“Our recent research found that nearly 700,000 jobs could be created in England’s low-carbon and renewable energy economy by 2030, rising to more than one million by 2050. An integrated and devolved approach to the development of skills is urgently needed and our Work Local proposals set out the steps for handing funding and powers over skills to local areas.”
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